The FIN-CLARIN consortium consists of a group of Finnish universities along with CSC – IT Center for Science and the Institute for the Languages of Finland (Kotus). FIN-CLARIN helps the researchers in Finland to use, to refine, to preserve and to share their language resources. The Language Bank of Finland is the collection of services that provides the language materials and tools for the research community.

Within FIN-CLARIN, the University of Helsinki is responsible for obtaining new corpora, for developing specific tools and for organising courses, whereas CSC – IT Centre for Science provides the technical services of the Language Bank.

FIN-CLARIN is a member of CLARIN ERIC that aims to build a common infrastructure for the digital humanities in Europe.

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The management group of the FIN-CLARIN consortium

University of Helsinki
Krister Lindén, chairperson
Hanna Westerlund, secretary

Aalto University
Mikko Kurimo, official representative
Paavo Alku, substitute member

CSC – IT Center for Science
Per Öster, official representative
Pekka Manninen, substitute member

University of Eastern Finland
Stefan Werner, official representative
Jukka Mäkisalo, substitute member
University of Jyväskylä
Ari Huhta, official representative
Jarmo Jantunen, substitute member

Institute for the Languages of Finland
Ulla-Maija Forsberg, official representative
Anna-Liisa Kristiansson, substitute member
University of Oulu
Sisko Brunni, official representative
Harri Mantila, substitute member

University of Tampere
Mikhail Mikhailov, official representative
Jaana Kekäläinen, substitute member

University of Turku
Marja-Liisa Helasvuo, official representative
Nobufumi Inaba, substitute member

University of Vaasa
Merja Koskela, official representative


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The Language Bank's technical support:
kielipankki (at)
tel. +358 9 4572001

Requests related to language resources:
fin-clarin (at)
tel. +358 29 4140599 / +358 29 4129317